The NanoProduct Lab, also known as the Bedewy Research Group, at the University of Pittsburgh was established by Dr. Mostafa Bedewy in fall 2016.
Our group focuses on fundamental experimental research at the interface between nanoscience, biotechnology, and manufacturing engineering. We make basic scientific discoveries and applied technological developments in the broad area of advanced manufacturing at multiple length scales, aiming at creating novel solutions that impact major societal challenges in areas related to energy , healthcare, and the environment.
We are located in Benedum Hall in the Swanson School of Engineering (SSoE). We are part of the manufacturing group in the Department of Industrial Engineering (IE), and we are also affiliated with the Center for Energy, and the Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering (PINSE).
- Science and technology of nanomanufacturing process development
- Nondestructive materials characterization and metrology
- Precision design and fabrication of scientific instruments, manufacturing machines, and medical devices
- Synthesis and self-organization of nanofilaments, such as carbon nanotubes, and their composites
- Bottom-up self-assembly of 2D/3D nanoparticle structures and block copolymers
- Patterning of biomolecular systems and biointerfaces
- "Collective mechanism for the evolution and self-termination of vertically aligned carbon nanotube growth." Bedewy, Mostafa, Eric R. Meshot, Haicheng Guo, Eric A. Verploegen, Wei Lu, and A. John Hart. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113, no. 48 (2009): 20576-20582.
- "Population growth dynamics of carbon nanotubes." Bedewy, Mostafa, Eric R. Meshot, Michael J. Reinker, and A. John Hart. ACS nano 5, no. 11 (2011): 8974-8989.
- "Mechanical coupling limits the density and quality of self-organized carbon nanotube growth." Bedewy, Mostafa, and A. John Hart. Nanoscale 5, no. 7 (2013): 2928-2937.
- "Diameter-dependent kinetics of activation and deactivation in carbon nanotube population growth." Bedewy, Mostafa, Eric R. Meshot, and A. John Hart. Carbon 50, no. 14 (2012): 5106-5116.
- "Statistical analysis of variation in laboratory growth of carbon nanotube forests and recommendations for improved consistency." Oliver, C. Ryan, Erik S. Polsen, Eric R. Meshot, Sameh Tawfick, Sei Jin Park, Mostafa Bedewy, and A. John Hart. ACS nano 7, no. 4 (2013): 3565-3580.
- "Promoting Helix-Rich Structure in Silk Fibroin Films through Molecular Interactions with Carbon Nanotubes and Selective Heating for Transparent Biodegradable Devices." Cho, Se Youn, Moataz Abdulhafez, Min Eui Lee, Hyoung-Joon Jin, and Mostafa Bedewy. ACS Applied Nano Materials (2018), ASAP.
- "Current-Dependent Kinetics of Self-Folding for Multi-Layer Polymers Using Local Resistive Heating." Elsisy, Moataz, Evan Poska, and Mostafa Bedewy. In ASME 2018 13th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, pp. V002T04A017-V002T04A017. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2018.
- "Biomechanical Root Cause Analysis of Complications in Head Immobilization Devices for Pediatric Neurosurgery." Abdulhafez, Moataz, Karim Kadry, Mohamed Zaazoue, Liliana C. Goumnerova, and Mostafa Bedewy. In ASME 2018 13th International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, pp. V001T05A007-V001T05A007. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2018.
- "Accelerating NSF Research in Additive Manufacturing toward Industrial Applications." Wei Xiong, Mostafa Bedewy, Howard Kuhn, Alaa Elwany, Zhijian Pei. NSF Workshop Report (2018)
- "Cybermanufacturing—Recent Technologies, Promising Paradigms, and Future Challenges." Bedewy, Mostafa, Mai Abdelhakim, and Alex K. Jones. In Advances in Manufacturing and Processing of Materials and Structures, pp. 123-136. CRC Press, 2018.